ERIC Number: ED296976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr-24
Reference Count: 0
Reflective Concerns of Prospective Teachers in an Early Field Placement.
Richards, Janet C.; Gipe, Joan P.
Prospective teachers in early field placements may gradually develop more mature concerns for pupils if they are given opportunities to reflect upon classroom experience. This study provides information concerning a reflective inquiry model compatible with early field placement. Participants were 12 student teachers engaged in classroom teaching who wrote their reflections on the day's events in their journals. Their supervisors read and then wrote feedback comments in the journals. The comments were, for the most part, supportive and encouraging. The reflective statements gathered within the dialogue journal inquiry model lent support to the idea of a developmental conceptualization of teachers' concerns. Four levels of concerns, progressing from "self" to "students", were apparent. Appendices contain excerpts from the student teachers' journals, including supervisor comments. (Thirty-five references are listed.) (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, DC, April 24, 1987).